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A house on Kenwood Road in Garden City (Credit: Newsday / Audrey Tiernan)

A house on Kenwood Road in Garden City was leveled Monday night by an explosion during superstorm Sandy. Neighbors rescued a man, 97. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Sandy Hempstead photos

Megastorm Sandy walloped Hempstead, downing trees, knocking out power, destroying homes and causing major floods.

On Kildare Road in Garden City, a family
(Credit: Newsday / Karen Stabile)

On Kildare Road in Garden City, a family looks at car crushed by a tree, felled by high winds during superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A house on Kenwood Road in Garden City
(Credit: Newsday / Audrey Tiernan)

A house on Kenwood Road in Garden City was leveled Monday night by an explosion during superstorm Sandy. Neighbors rescued a man, 97. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A tree fell on a house on Harvard
(Credit: Newsday/ Audrey C. Tiernan)

A tree fell on a house on Harvard Street near New Hyde Park Road in Garden City. (Oct. 29, 2012)

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The aftermath of superstorm Sandy in Long Beach.
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

The aftermath of superstorm Sandy in Long Beach. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Cars are left embedded in sand left after
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Cars are left embedded in sand left after a storm surge roared into the streets of Long Beach during megastorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Superstorm Sandy left sand after the storm surge
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Superstorm Sandy left sand after the storm surge into Long Beach. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Cars in Long Beach are embedded in sand
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

Cars in Long Beach are embedded in sand left by the storm surge from superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

The Allegria Hotel in Long Beach was damaged
(Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)

The Allegria Hotel in Long Beach was damaged during megastorm Sandy, which left piles of sand after its storm surge receded. (Oct. 30, 2012)

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The aftermath of hurricane Sandy in Long Beach.
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The aftermath of hurricane Sandy in Long Beach. (Oct. 30, 2012)

LONG BEACH, NY. TUESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2012. The
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

LONG BEACH, NY. TUESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2012. The aftermath of hurricane Sandy in Long Beach.

LONG BEACH, NY. TUESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2012. The
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

LONG BEACH, NY. TUESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2012. The Long Beach boardwalk during the aftermath of hurricane Sandy in Long Beach.

LONG BEACH, NY. TUESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2012. The
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

LONG BEACH, NY. TUESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2012. The aftermath of hurricane Sandy in Long Beach.

Aerial view of Long Beach after Sandy. (Oct.
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Aerial view of Long Beach after Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

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#HurricaneSandy #LongBeach
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#HurricaneSandy #LongBeach

Long Beach surfers ready for #HurricaneSandy @Newsday
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

Long Beach surfers ready for #HurricaneSandy @Newsday

Chopper 12 over Long Beach post-Sandy

Chopper 12 over Long Beach post-Sandy

Chopper 12 over Long Beach post-Sandy

Chopper 12 over Long Beach post-Sandy

Chopper 12 over Long Beach post-Sandy

Chopper 12 over Long Beach post-Sandy

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Rocky Point, NY - As hurricane Sandy makes
(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

Rocky Point, NY - As hurricane Sandy makes landfall an unoccupied home sits dangerously close to an erroding cliffside, at risk of plunging into the Long Island Sound near friendship beach in Rocky Point. (Oct. 29, 2012) Photo by Daniel Brennan

LONG BEACH, NY. MONDAY OCTOBER 29, 2012. A
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

LONG BEACH, NY. MONDAY OCTOBER 29, 2012. A man stands on the Long Beach boardwalk as hurricane Sandy approaches the Long Island south shore.

LONG BEACH, NY. MONDAY OCTOBER 29, 2012. People
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LONG BEACH, NY. MONDAY OCTOBER 29, 2012. People make their way through the flooded streets of Long Beach as hurricane Sandy approaches the Long Island south shore.

Ransom Beach in Bayville is completely submerged as
(Credit: Newsday Danielle Finkelstein)

Ransom Beach in Bayville is completely submerged as waves from Hurricane Sandy pummel the North Shore of Long Island Monday. (October 29, 2012)

Firefighters were unable to save Tropix, an outdoor
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Firefighters were unable to save Tropix, an outdoor restaurant that opened just months ago on Freeport's Nautical Mile, after it was consumed in a fire that likely is Sandy-related. (Oct. 30, 2012)

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Residents of Freeport struggle with flooded houses and

Residents of Freeport struggle with flooded houses and the loss of electricity in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Videojournalist: Robert Cassidy (Oct. 30, 2012)

A boat is beached on South Ocean Avenue
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A boat is beached on South Ocean Avenue in Freeport. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Fire and hurricane ravaged house in Freeport. Fire
(Credit: Patrick Whittle)

Fire and hurricane ravaged house in Freeport. Fire believed to start from electrical surge caused by storm. #longisland #sandy

Boats float Tuesday morning along Woodcleft Avenue in
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Boats float Tuesday morning along Woodcleft Avenue in Freeport, brought in Monday night by the swirling waters of superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Damage caused by superstorm Sandy on Woodcleft Avenue
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Damage caused by superstorm Sandy on Woodcleft Avenue in Freeport. (Oct. 30, 2012)

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A firefighter responds to the scene at a
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A firefighter responds to the scene at a burned out building on Woodcleft Avenue in Freeport. The blaze apparently occurred Oct. 29 during the height of superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

(Credit: Patrick Whittle)

"New York was not prepared," says James Boubert, who lives in this flooded Freeport home. #freeport #sandy #longisland

Collapsed home on St. Marks Ave., Freeport. #freeport
(Credit: Patrick Whittle)

Collapsed home on St. Marks Ave., Freeport. #freeport #longisland #sandy

More #freeport damage. #longisland #sandy
(Credit: Patrick Whittle)

More #freeport damage. #longisland #sandy

Boat in the road in #freeport #longisland. #sandy
(Credit: Patrick Whittle)

Boat in the road in #freeport #longisland. #sandy

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A front yard full of belongings in #freeport
(Credit: Patrick Whittle)

A front yard full of belongings in #freeport #longisland. #sandy

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy on Woodcleft Ave
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy on Woodcleft Ave in Freeport. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy on Nassau Ave
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Damage caused by Hurricane Sandy on Nassau Ave in Freeport. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Superstorm Sandy devastated the Nautical Mile in Freeport
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Superstorm Sandy devastated the Nautical Mile in Freeport damaging businesses and boats. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Flooded and wind-damaged properties in mid-Atlantic states and
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Flooded and wind-damaged properties in mid-Atlantic states and Northeast could stall the U.S. housing recovery, experts are saying. The homes in those regions account for one in five U.S. real estate sales. The damage will affect homes on the market and those in foreclosure. This neighborhood on North Beach Avenue in Freeport flooded Monday during megastorm Sandy. (Oct. 29, 2012)

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The railroad crossing gate on Eagle Avenue in
(Credit: Newsday / Jeff Schamberry)

The railroad crossing gate on Eagle Avenue in West Hempstead wasn't working Tuesday morning. It was broken Monday night during megastorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A tree lays on top of a house
(Credit: Newsday Jeff Schamberry)

A tree lays on top of a house on Cleveland Street in West Hempstead, one of many casuallties due to Hurricane Sandy. (October 30, 2012)

The railroad crossing gate on Eagle Avenue in
(Credit: Newsday / Jeff Schamberry)

The railroad crossing gate on Eagle Avenue in West Hempstead wasn't working Tuesday morning. It was broken Monday night during megastorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A tree lays on top of a house
(Credit: Newsday Jeff Schamberry)

A tree lays on top of a house on Cleveland Street in West Hempstead, one of many casuallties due to Hurricane Sandy. (October 30, 2012)

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